The airmen and the headhunters: a true story of lost soldiers, heroic tribesmen and the unlikeliest rescue of World War II

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A true story of downed B-24s in Japanese-occupied Borneo and a native tribe that “makes us—like the airmen—rethink our definitions of civilized and savage” (Entertainment Weekly).

November 1944: Their B-24 bomber shot down on what should have been an easy mission off the Borneo coast, a scattered crew of Army airmen cut themselves loose from their parachutes—only to be met by loincloth-wearing natives silently materializing out of the mountainous jungle. Would these Dayak tribesmen turn the starving airmen over to the hostile Japanese occupiers? Or would the Dayaks risk vicious reprisals to get the airmen safely home in a desperate game of hide-and-seek? A cinematic survival story featuring a bamboo airstrip built on a rice paddy, a mad British major, and a blowpipe-wielding army that helped destroy one of the last Japanese strongholds, The Airmen and the Headhunters is also a gripping tale of wartime heroism unlike any other you have read.
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Airmen -- United States -- Biography
Dayak (Indonesian people)
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United States. -- Army Air Forces. -- Bomb Group, 5th -- Squadron, 23rd -- History
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American
World War, 1939-1945 -- Search and rescue operations -- Borneo
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The airmen and the headhunters : a true story of lost soldiers, heroic tribesmen and the unlikeliest rescue of World War II
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The Airmen and the Headhunters A True Story of Lost Soldiers, Heroic Tribesmen and the Unlikeliest Rescue of World War II
The airmen and the headhunters : a true story of lost soldiers, heroic tribesmen and the unlikeliest rescue of World War II [electronic resource] / Judith M. Heimann
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The airmen and the headhunters
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Airmen
Dayak (Indonesian people)
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Search and rescue operations
World War, 1939-1945

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